Monday, March 14, 2011

No Bake Cookies (Ugly Foods That Taste Fabulous, Example # 1)

Alright, as promised welcome to Ugly Foods that Taste Fabulous Week! 

Sadly, it looks like I'm all by myself with posts.  No one submitted any recipes or photos to me.  Lazy, you're all lazy.   You must be scared too.... a chicken perhaps? ..... But I still love you! 

Anyway, here is the first recipe example of the week.  This is a cookie recipe that apparenly everyone has heard of except for me! 

Seriously, these "no bake cookies" are everywhere but I had never heard of them, tasted them or made them until just over a week ago when I found this inticing post by The Girl Who Ate Everything.  Suddenly I'm seeing them pop out as fast as the bees are buzzing around my backyard here in sunny Florida now that it is springtime weather. 

I don't know why I lived this sheltered life that has kept me from these amazing cookies.  But I've found them and that's all that matters! 

And I love that they look like cow poop too.  Honestly, you have to admit these cookies do NOT look appealing.  They taste wonderful though.  I used dark chocolate in mine and less butter so mine were really fudge-like.  Hahaha!  So that made them even more poopy or diarrhea looking.  Just close your eyes and let your tastebuds do the thinking for you though.....

Admit it, you think these look like little pieces of sh*t, don't you?? 

No-Bake Cookies 

(Makes over 3 dozen cookies, about 42)

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 cup of sugar
1/3 cup br sugar
½ cup applesauce
1/2 cup milk
3 tsp agave nectar
4 Tablespoons cocoa (I used Hershey's dark chocolate)
3 cups quick cooking oats
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, bring the butter, sugars, milk, applesauce and cocoa to a boil.  Stir and blend for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add in the peanut butter, vanilla extract, and oats. Stir well and drop spoonfuls onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Let them cool and stick together.  I let mine sit out for about an hour then I placed them in the fridge and kept them there until I ate them and brought them to a friend's house.  Everyone loved them, even with my less-butter, applesauce alternative.  They mocked my fudgy diarrhea consistency though.  However, that didn't stop them for grabbing a second cookie! 

Is that a cookie or did a huge bird just take a dump on my plate?   You decide!

(Note: I also made a variation of this cookie using marshmallows in the place of peanut butter.  The cookie didn't stay together though.  I wonder what I did wrong!?  Oh well, I liked the peanut butter one much better!)

Stay tuned for more ugly foods that taste amazing!  More funny stuff is coming your way soon!


  1. Those are some really ugly cookies!! What the heck did you do??!! :) My recipe is a little different from yours. I posted it last week Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bakes. My mom-in-law, who gave me the recipe, has a friend who doesn't like chocolate (imagine that!) so she uses a little more peanut butter and leaves out the cocoa.

  2. Sorry - I would have submitted something, but all my food looks amazingly appetizing ;) HA! Or maybe I just don't have pictures of stuff that looked gross and tasted amazing!!

  3. Ummm No Bake Cookies I love. However, mine are super fattening without agave nectar, and applesauce :) Pure butter, oats (not quick), peanut butter, vanilla, cocoa, and sugar. They are so delish, and when you use oats they look less like poop, but still do--LOL!!

  4. I am with your pal Jess...I only make magazine cover worthy food so I don't have any pictures to submit. I am just kidding...I will think of the ugly foods I cook and try to whip one up this week to send a picture!

  5. I meant to take a picture of the cake I made this weekend. It was only ugly because my bag piping skills are seriously lacking. That, and I was short poweder sugar for the icing so it was a little thin.

  6. LOL! In fact, I've seen this called "cow pattie cookies"....